[lfs-support] LFS 7.2 GCC pass 1

Jasmine Iwanek jasmine at iwanek.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 07:55:36 PDT 2012

On 2012-09-05 15:34, Baho Utot wrote:
> On 09/05/2012 09:55 AM, Jasmine Iwanek wrote:
> Leaping before looking is what I do well and it has taught me a great
> deal.  Following a path by others may be a very good guide, but to 
> truly
> learn requires ones to deviate from the beaten path and strike out on
> your own.  How else can you create a truly giant mess in which to 
> learn
> from?  Like taking LFS and adding pacman packager.
> By scripting your builds you learn a great deal about linux and 
> admin.
> One also has the opportunity to learn some debugging skills.  
> Scripted
> builds also give one repeatability once they are working.
> I have scripted my LFS builds and incorporating the pacman package
> manager. I started with 6.8 and I am currently completing 7.2.  I did 
> so
> that I can confirm that my scripts produce a proper build, i.e. it 
> was
> tested over the four builds which gave me the opportunity to weed out
> non apparent errors.  I then took those same packages produced by the
> build and installed them onto 5 other machines so I could check to 
> see
> if the build was generic for the i686 and x86_64 platforms.
> I now have a solid platform in which to create a distribution system 
> (
> as well building BLFS ) as for the computers under my care.  I have
> learned many things.
> I still think that helping others even if they have failed to follow 
> the
> book is a worthy goal as it shows where the book my be improved.  Who
> knows by some not following the book new things are learned?
> Helping others is always good.

Oh, I agree with you fully, don't get me wrong, but people should be 
starting at the start, not the end.

Jasmine Iwanek

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